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Unread 10-03-2013, 08:53 AM   #1
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Off the shelf Carb options for 258

Hey guys-

I read until my head hurts. I have a 1974 258. I need a new carb for it. I'm not really interested in rebuilding a MC2100, and the eBay guy seems to have very mixed reviews.

Is there a true pull it off the shelf and bolt it on NEW carb for the 258 that will provide me with decent on the road performance. My Jeep will see mild trails but nothing hardcore.


1990 Yj Frame, 258/T18/D20 from the ground up build.
1978 J10, 360/Auto/Quadratrac
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Unread 10-03-2013, 09:15 AM   #2
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I recommend contacting Tom at Redline and ask for a Weber 38.

At your elevation, Redline's standard 38 jetting should make it virtually plug and play.

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Unread 10-03-2013, 09:18 AM   #3
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Got mine from eBay guy...performs great...and is a bolt on carb. Mine required a little bit of fine tuning, but that is to be expected with a carb.
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Unread 10-03-2013, 09:34 AM   #4
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I took my 38 out of the box 5 years ago, bolted it on and haven't touched it since.
Beer is the answer - it doesn't matter what the question is!

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